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    January 31, 2013
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expert identified as linda a*ifr ri in terms of where we are, i think the job description is complete and the organizations that will be contacted are the ones we've worked with for a long time, it's a long list of professional and other organizations that will be carrying the announcement, however the steps to the particulars afterwards of who will be narrowing down the resumes, who will be assisting has not been discussed and there was not any indication that even historic preservation as represented by vice chair masuta was familiar with this particular suggestion, so i think we can only take it from there. >> commissioner borden? >> just quickly for the benefit to have commission, it is on your calendar today as an action item, and it's being placed on the historic
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preservation commission, their calendar that's being released today for february 6 as an action item, just for your information. >> commissioner borden? >> for the members, to benefit the members of the public, the position's going to post tomorrow the 1st of february, for the commission's secretary position, we have gone through the process with finalizing that description, it will be posted on the dhr website and throughout various publications that any member of the public can e-mail staff to find out about, you will probably see it in publications you will receive, the publication will happen until march 15th and candidates who make the at least minimum requirements will be asked to take the manager's test through the department of dhr and that in combination with their application will ultimately will be what our sub-committee evaluates, the position is posting on the 1st of february, we'll be posting
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until march 15th, it's accessible on the web, via human resources. >> commissioner antonini. >> do you want to take public comment first and then i can carry on after that, if there is any on this item? >> are you finished? >> i was going to say that in regards to what commissioner moore has said, if the commission feels more comfortable putting the action item on next week's calendar for the 7th, i mean, i'm only asking for an approval of what we're doing and what i described in general terms with the timetable, but not any action on any final selection process, and that's basically what i think we should have, some sort of consent along those lines but it doesn't have to be today. we can calendar it for next week if that's possible, it's up to the pleasure of the commission. >> okay. so, if -- unless i'm missing
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something sig kanlt, we sort of asked the sub-committee to go out, do performance work, and come back with a sub submit -- committee, i'm a little uncertain why we need to take an approval or take action on something that is not 100% solidified yet, it seems like it's going in that direction and maybe by the next meeting, we would have some concrete direction. >> might i suggest that we wait until that time in april, i think at this point, you know, there's a process by which applications will go through and be reviewed. our group doesn't look that it will be coming together until april 24th. i think at that time or closer to that time, we could reconvene and make a recommendation to this commission. i think what at some point we want to get a recommendation around is just the final steps of the process, how many candidates that this body would
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ultimately see, at which point we would pass it on to the commission, i think that's the only issue we need to finally get support from this commission on, but i think we need to meet again before we can give a final recommendation on the approach that we plan to take because we also need to have a meeting where we have a full active sub commission, you know, sub-committee to make that recommendation to forward to you all. >> agreed. >> commissioner antonini. >> that's why i was talking about the 18th as a possible date, it would predate our meeting of the 24th, however, as envisioned, we might be making some decisions as to the number of candidates and selecting among those that were brought before us at that meeting if i understand what dhr has put before us, so that being said, it probably isn't a bad date to think about thursday the 18th, not excluding another meeting in the future to just sort of give
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us the discretion to make decisions -- decisions we may need to have to make. >> i'm also happy to know the description is going out tomorrow, i think the question for me lies in, you know, are there criteria that the sub-committee has decided upon that help wid -- wit l it down to a shorter list, you subjecting between april 18 and the 24, you could wid l it down. i think that's what deserves a little more discussion, i'm happy to having that discussion closer to april when applications have come in and when linda avery made the first cut. >> can i respond? >> well, it wasn't exactly what
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i wanted to imply by the meeting that we're having with dhr, we're just basically going to be made privy of the decisions that were made by dhr in terms of their first cut, we're not making further cuts that day, that's why i was careful to make sure we didn't ask for any approval of anything after that point because that's when it would become more selective, we wanted the commission to have input on that and as far as the actual job description and the criteria, that will be available to the public as of tomorrow and it will be reviewable, we can make sure the whole commission should have a copy of that to review and it gives a lot of specificity as to the criteria and how they are weighed and these types of things. >> commissioner sugaya? >> yes, if we could give feedback to the sub-committee i
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guess at this point, as i understand it, the job description is going to get responded to human resources will go through and with linda avery, wilting -- wid l it down and then those who get the first cut will take the entrance exam, whatever you want to call it, the battery of questions and based on that, h.r. is going to make a selection. is that right? >> i think what they'll do is put people in categories, tier 1, tier 2, tier 3, so they're not necessarily selecting, they're going to make a list available to all of us. >> and then the meeting that commissioner antonini is mentioning is one between the president and vice-president of the sub-committee to meet with h.r. to go over that particular categorization of the candidates, is that right? >> that is correct.
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>> so far. >> just to see what they've done. >> then i would suggest then at some point, the sub-committee get involved in actually creating the finalist list and can come before the two commissions. >> right, and i don't want to talk out of turn. >> i see you nodding your head. to me, that's really the job of the sub-committee to figure out, not this group here in its entirety, that's why we've elected the three of you to go out. >> right, i think what -- there's two issue that is are at stake, i think we were trying to get finalized, we haven't determined the sub-committee has not reached whether we would forward five or two candidates, and that is what we just want to confirm at the end with this commission, but i think the issue that we also have is that yesterday wasn't a complete meeting because we didn't have a quorum, so we need to meet again to wid l down that process before we can come back
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to you for recommendation, we need to have a meeting to finalize it and then ask for action to confirm the direction. >> commissioner moore? >> commissioner borden, thank you for repeating that because i think it's not at all trying to undermine or show weakness in the process, it was just yesterday coincidental that we did it as a group, we're reporting to you, i think what stands strongly is the job description is as thorough and up to par as h.r., it has shed on any possible light that i think we're welcomed, it is a lot of creative work into it and just an absolutely mammoth support from h.r. and i think that's what needs to be acknowledged and we are ready to post, that is a great achievement and with your blessing as a commission as a whole. >> commissioner antonini. >> in terms of the final
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pairing, the pairing down tentative recommendation was for the full sub-committee to meet on april, wednesday the 24th of april to do that and present to the whole commission what we felt was a workable number of candidates and then we decide at that point as to how the decision would be made, how they would be presented to the full commission before our final decision was made. that's sort of the timetable, it is subject to final approval as was pointed out by commissioners borden and moore and i would guess that probably is what's going to happen. i don't see any reason why it shouldn't follow that sequence. >> thank you for always staying one step ahead. opening it up for public comment, is there any on this item? okay, seeing none. next item, please. >> commissioners, it will place you under your director's report, item 6, director's announcements. >> good afternoon,
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commissioners, i wanted to also mention the citizen's advisory committee as a permit tracking system, i appreciate president fong's involvement, and we are -- i'm thrilled to say we're on target, on schedule on that project for a fall roll o*ut so i'm happy about that. i also wanted to give the commission a brief update on the academy of art and the notices of violation, you probably saw the article in the paper today. they did meet the requested items to meet their january 24th deadline on those conditions of the violations from last week and today they are -- we're 99% of the way there, they have agreed to the scopes of the environmental review, the last two pieces of the scope of the environmental review which is the deadline for today and we're working out some final details on that but we are -- i'm optimistic that will happen by the end of the day or first thing in the morning, so far, they are
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meeting their required deadlines as the conditions of those notices of violence. there is no board of supervisor's report today i don't believe and no board of appeals today, they did not meet this week. >> item 7 review of past week's events at the board of supervisors -- >> commissioner antonini had a question. >> i was wondering why the board didn't meet this week? >> i don't have any reports from the board of supervisors but the board of appeals didn't meet, it was cancelled yesterday. >> the supervisors did meet? >> ann marie informed me before she left there was no items. >> i didn't mean to imply they didn't meet. >> okay, thank you. >> item 7, review of past week's events at the board of supervisors, board of appeals and historic preservation commission, as you already
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heard, there are no reports to any of those items. item 8 has been continued to february 28th which will place you under general public comment. at this time, members of the public may address the commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission except agenda items. however, for items where public comment is closed, this is your opportunity to address the commission, with respect to all other agenda items, your opportunity to address the commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting. this would be your opportunity to address the commission. each member of public may address the commission for up to three minutes. i have several public speaker cards. >> okay.
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>> (calling speaker names). >> good afternoon, happy new year. i'm here today asking that i filed an application for discretionary review. last year, there was an item before you and the address was 3450 third street for rezoning, the community was not aware, there was no community meetings or hearings on this. the only time that we heard of it was when it came back to the land use committee. when we objected to the area, they passed it on anyway as they have always done with those of us who live and breathe in bayview hunter's point. i would like to say there was
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an eir done, it was done by the health department and i disagree with what they presented to the staff here because of the fact when the eir was done, it was not done on the sight of 5433rd street, it was done a block away. i had three deaths in my family within the last two weeks from cancer, a young lady, 30 years of age died from asthma, as you know in my community, it's the worst in the city, in the united states of my people dying, the community have changed and i don't know what happened. i used to be able to receive -- when you have in your meetings, agendas, i'm still alive, in fact, i would like to say this, i wish that you bring this back to the floor dealing with the discretionary review, you're
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going to have other people talking about what's happening. my daughter sent you all an invitation next week, next saturday, february 9th, i will be 80 years of age and we will be celebrating, but i ask if any of you have sent a reply, she said no, she has not gotten a reply to whether or not any of you were coming. so, i just want to say for the last 50 years, i've been coming to this body, been good and bad, but i would like to say that i hope you hear what the other people have to say because we only have three minutes to speak, that you really listen carefully to what's happening in my community and because when you rezone -- when that zone was rezoned, you only thought it was 3450 but it was 27 other blocks and within those blocks,
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we learned that cpmc wants to build a hospital there but you don't get all of the information, you get what's presented to you, and we know environmental racism has been going on for a long time in bayview hunter's point. thank you very much for your time. >> thank you. >> for the benefit of the public and the commission, 3453rd street is on your advanced calendar on the dr for february 28th. >> greetings to you and in hue brew, shalom means piece, may name is sala and i have lived in san francisco for 28 years and i've been a part of bayview for 10 and i have never seen anything like this in my entire life. when i first moved there, i didn't understand the smell, the foul smell that was in that environment and i did research and found out by going to the sewage plant that there's a
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broken seal that causes the foul smell that's right there on 3rd and evans right next to 3450. i couldn't believe how could an institution put our children, medical reasons meaning next door to next to the toxic environments that i have ever experienced, hydrogen sulfide, some of the words that are used to breakdown the solids, i went to 3250 and i asked the residents there, the meat markets there said that's the worst thing that could be done. who would allow a youth medical facility to be in this environment? the residents there said they had opposed it. we had no knowledge of this happening and i went and spoke with district 10 representative and they told me it was done because -- that they didn't want to lose a million dollars, so you mean to tell me that you put a price on our children.
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i have a son that was in this -- went to this doctor and i will not say no names, i took my son away from her practice because i couldn't believe that this person would put a million dollars in one of the most befouled areas there is. i went and took pictures and i saw the residue of what was coming up out of the water and that the representative of the sewage plant admitted they had a broken seal that had not been fished but near fisherman's wharf, they don't smell that, this is genocide in this community, and we're asking for a faout ral person to do the environmental impact. we're requesting that the environmental commission do this impact, we don't agree, we think it's -- i know it's foul play because if any of you go and walk near third and evans,
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you wouldn't have any of your children there and too bad we only have three minutes because i'm going to tell you, out of 28 years, i do whatever it takes to make sure this facility won't stand. thank you. >> good afternoon. my name is robert woods, and you know, over 35 years ago, i worked for the city planning department. it's been a few years and i thought we did a pretty good job in recognizing what was needed for the city, but i tell you this, i see you are still standing evidently, you are still doing a good job and i like to make sure that we bring
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things to you that you can solve for us because we have right now on 3450, third street, the site is -- has been approved on a well in the center which is a toxic site and that site was never tested, but by the same, we're looking at other areas that is related to this very same toxic experience in that area there, and i ask you to take a good look at that and do not allow our kids and our families be exposed to an untested site that has been manipulated by
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the city health department which there are evidence that the city health department and the -- i think it's environmental department for the federal government, they manipulated a lot of the data that was being passed over and given to lanar, and lanar was paying them and they were making decisions based on what lanar was warning, and i say please do not let this go unchallenged. it needs to be looked at. i think you are sitting in the right positions to call for a fair hearing and make sure that people of color, especially they are going to be the ones
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that's going to be exposed to whatever is there because that facility is in the community, please, clean it up. we need that. thank you. >> thank you. >> additional speakers are called. >> good afternoon, commissioners, my name was not called, i'm sue vaughn, i'm with the sierra club, i'm happy to review the eir for brandon street, i got it the other day, viewing that project whole hole elastically, should we build all that housing before we solved all those problems, think of those things. the other thing i'm glad i'm
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thrilled to hear commissioner wu talking about long-term vision and as you move forward, i would you to consider climate change and what that means in terms of the decisions you are making. supervisor erik mar is my district supervisor and he recommended this book to me, high tide on main street and i recommend that you get copies of itser it's available online, it's not available in bookstores and i want to read a little bit, i don't know if i'll get through it all. the author is an oceanographer named john inglander, in it, he provides links to sea level rise, and here in the bay area, every page on this book is something alarming, in 2011, dr. james han son published a
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paper with an alarming new hypothesis and sent shock waves in the community, based on his record, they say the melting rate in greenland and antarctic could incollies in a non-linear manner possibly even doubling every decade, such a progression would mean as much as a 16 feet or five meters of sea level rise by the end of the century, they clearly state that the possible double ising not a precise figure, if the doubling proves correct, that's a foot of rise per year by the end of the century and the further doubling of ocean height in the next century until there was no more ice to melt, anything of that rate of melting, it would be gone in a
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matter of centuries, not millennia, john h*ils says, he predicts a four to five foot rise by 2100 and please consider this as you're considering parking and how much parking you're going add top projects, cars are going to push us to the tipping point. consider it in a few weeks when you take up the warrior's [inaudible], thank you. (calling mr. speaker names). >> good afternoon, commissioner, my name is paul romer and i think i'm here on one of my broken record items, i know i'm usually grumpy and i do want to acknowledge that the department, the planning department particularly does a very good job of outreach, but it could be better.
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some years back, they embarked on the universal planning notification project, that made some headway and then it died. since that time, the various messaging tools available have only penetrated the population further. the ability to provide information and communicate to people in a timely manner has increased dramatically. i would really like to encourage the planning department to revive that and really take a look at what are we noticing people for, why they are being noticed and how much time in particular neighborhoods need to understand and respond to issues that are published, this crops up with respect to project approvals to begin with, also a lot of the issues with respect to the ceqa
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revisions that supervisor wiener was proposing, some of which are very good, some of which i think are very bad because the approval time or the appeal time on a ceqa notice is triggered by an event that happens so -- with no notice, so that there are many things that in principle could trigger an appeal of a neg dec but there's no notice of an event until a permit is issued. that doesn't give people time to analyze what the problem is and go into it. there are so many areas where better communication can make the whole system more efficient and remove resistance to changes that would make things flow even better so i'm really asking, please, revive that. i will continue to press this in a number of different forums, thank you.
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>> good afternoon, president fong and vice-president wu, commissioners, i'm a native san franciscan born and raised in the mission district, i've lived in this city my entire life, i passed the half century mark, i'm a proud member of carpenter's local 122, a labor organization, for 130 year, generations of carpenter local 122 members have built this as far as the eye can see, that's a good thing, we live here, we're the stakeholders and this is the hat we wear, we don't wear those black hats with the acronym that carries this negative connotation of the governmental organize says, we wear gear like that because we're proud members of this local, we're proud member of this community, we generate the economic engine, we're trying to pay our mortgages and rent here, we have th